Huma Saeed



Herbert Hooverplein, Leuven 3000


Research consultant

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With a PhD in Criminology, focusing on economic-state crime and transformative justice, Huma Saeed currently works as a research consultant with a number of research-based organizaions. She has a MSc in Human Rights from the London of School of Economics and Political Science and a BA in Political Science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (USA). Originally from Afghanistan, Huma Saeed has worked with human rights and women’s rights organizations in Afghanistan, Pakistan and internationally as well as with the UN Development Programme (UNDP). She has published a number of articles in international academic journals and books reflecting on her research and expereicnes in Afghanistan, including on transitional justice, economic-state crime and women and victims’ empowerment.

  • United States
  • Afghanistan
  • Belgium
  • Pakistan

  • Justice
  • Community Development
  • Economy, Employment & TVET
  • Security (Defence & Police)

  • 12.k. Emergency relief & Humanitarian Assistance
  • 04.a. External relations management (assessment / optimisation)
  • 12.e. Fight against sexual violence
  • 12.b. Fighting impunity of serious crimes / human rights violations
  • 12.d. Fostering and protecting human rights
  • 12.g. Fostering democratic governance – strengthening parliamentary and democratic institutions
  • 08.b. Fostering gender equality – gender equality assessments
  • 12.a. Fostering rule of law - Reforms and development initiatives in the justice sector
  • 08.a. Gender policy and strategies
  • 16.f. Migration
  • 16.g. Refugees & Asylum
  • 12.c. Transitional justice